Archive | August, 2011

Great Golf nearby

27 Aug

Golfing nearbyThe Woodstock Inn & Resort Golf Club, named one of the world’s “top 100 golf resorts” (Golf Magazine), boasts an 18-hole masterpiece designed by legendary course architect, Robert Trent Jones, Sr. The 6,000-yard, par-70 course is a challenging sequence of fairways, sandtraps and water hazards guaranteed to test even the most seasoned golfer.  Surrounded by breathtaking panoramic views of the Kedron Valley, our full-service Golf Club offers a pro shop, practice range, putting green, private lessons and clinics.

The golf cousr is located about 2 miles from the Charleston House  and open to the public.


Greens Fees –            (Includes Golf Cart)      
18 holes, weekday     $89
18 holes, weekend/holiday     $99
Twilight -After 3 pm          (Golf cart not included)      
18 holes, weekday     $49
18 holes, weekend/holiday     $59
Cart Rental      
18 holes, per person     $20
9 holes, per person     $10
Pull Cart     $12
Club Rentals    standard $40
     premium $50
 Range Balls      $7



Rates include cart rental from first morning tee time until 3pm when twilight rates apply thereafter and twilight rates do not include the cart fee.  Rates are subject to change without notice.

All rates are subject to Vermont state sales tax.


Golf Pro: Jim Gunnare

Private Lessons

          ½ Hour         $50.00

          1 Hour          $100.00

          Playing         $125.00


Golf Club Rentals are available. 


Attire: Shirts with collars and shoes must be worn at all times. Jeans, cut-offs, gym shorts, tank tops, t-shirts and fishnet shirts are not permitted on the golf course. We require use of soft spikes.


Tee Distance Information 


For more information or to reserve tee times please call 802-457-6674.





25 Aug

Dartmouth College in Hanover NH is just 20 minutes from Woodstock and the Charleston House.

 An easy drive to the picturesque college town and the Hood Museum.

Current Exhibitions

Cecilia Beaux, Maud DuPuy Darwin, 1889, pastel on warm gray paper laid down on canvas. Promised gift to the Hood Museum of Art from Russell and Jack Huber, Class of 1963. On view in the exhibition Embracing Elegance, 1885-1920: American Art from the Huber Family Collection.head
Colossal head of a god, Dynasty 30 (380-343 BCE), granodiorite. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of the Estate of Mary C. Rockefeller, Class of 1930W, and her son, Rodman Rockefeller, Class of 1954; S.999.52. On view in the exhibition Egyptian Antiquities at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art.

The exhibitions program of the Hood Museum of Art represents one of the most important means by which the museum fulfills its primary mission: to foster a greater appreciation of the visual arts as a medium for the expression of ideas and cultural values. The exhibitions presented by the museum are intended to contribute to scholarship in art history and related disciplines and to offer insight into the artistic production of many different historical periods and cultures. In addition to ongoing displays from its permanent collection, the museum also presents approximately eight special exhibitions each year, covering a broad range of topics, and two teaching exhibitions each academic term. Organized in conjunction with Dartmouth College courses, these exhibitions are intended to facilitate the curricular use of the museum’s collections.

Embracing Elegance, 1885–1920: American Art from the Huber Family Collection

June 11 through September 4, 2011

This exhibition features over thirty examples of American impressionist and realist pastels, drawings, and paintings by some of the leading artists active at the turn of the twentieth century, including Cecilia Beaux, Frank W. Benson, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Robert Henri, Lila Cabot Perry, John Singer Sargent, Everett Shinn, John Sloan, John Henry Twachtman, and J. Alden Weir. Collected over twenty-five years by Jack Huber, Dartmouth Class of 1963, and his wife, Russell, these works reveal a range of responses to the dramatic cultural and artistic developments of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—from the brilliant colors and broad handling of the impressionists, to the grit and verve of the urban realists. The predominant aesthetic in this collection, however, is the period taste for refinement and tranquility as seen in serene landscapes, poetic still lifes, and especially, images of elegant women in repose.

Organized by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, and presented at the Hood through the generous support of the Leon C. 1927, Charles L. 1955, and Andrew J. 1984 Greenebaum Fund, the Philip Fowler 1927 Memorial Fund, and the William Chase Grant 1919 Memorial Fund.

Ancient Art on Loan from Yale University Art Gallery

January 2011 through June 2012

The Yale University Art Gallery has generously loaned forty-six ancient Mediterranean objects to Dartmouth, as part of an initiative intended to foster intra- and inter-institutional collaboration and curricular connections. Four of these objects are now on view in the Kim Gallery. The selection includes a grave stele with a portrait of a boy from Roman North Africa and an early Christian glass cup depicting the raising of Lazarus, as well as two Egyptian mummy portraits with Roman influences. The rest of the loan objects are currently being used for teaching and research in the museum’s Bernstein Study-Storage Center.

Generously funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Egyptian Antiquities at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art

Gutman Gallery

The collecting of ancient Egyptian antiquities began at Dartmouth in the nineteenth century with acquisitions of ethnographic, archaeological, and historical interest. This installation includes objects ranging from everyday artifacts to funerary sculptures.

Generously supported by Kate and Yaz Krehbiel, Class of 1991, Thayer 1992, and the William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Hall Fund.

A Space for Dialogue: Fresh Perspectives on the Permanent Collection from Dartmouth’s Students

At the entrance to the museum

A Space for Dialogue is a unique opportunity within Dartmouth’s senior internship program, which includes museum positions in curatorial, public relations, and educational work. Interns choose objects from the Hood’s permanent collection, write descriptions of the objects, design a space, create a brochure, and conduct a public gallery presentation. The program also allows students to develop art projects and displays within the Hood Museum of Art and on the Dartmouth College campus, creating “spaces for dialogue” between works of art and their viewers.

A Space for Dialogue, founded with support from the Class of 1948, is made possible with generous endowments from the Class of 1967, Bonnie and Richard Reiss Jr. ’66, and Pamela J. Joyner ’79.

José Clemente Orozco: The Epic of American Civilization

Baker Library, Reserve Corridor

The Epic of American Civilization is an extensive mural painting created by Mexican artist José Clemente Orozco between 1932 and 1934. The mural is composed of twenty-four distinct panels depicting the history of the Americas from the Aztec migration into Mexico to the industrialization of modern society.  Located in the reserve corridor of Baker Library, these scenes cover nearly 3,200 square feet of wall space. The Epic of American Civilization is not only one of Orozco’s finest creations as well as one of Dartmouth’s most treasured collections, but is, additionally, considered among the most exemplary works of mural painting in the nation.



23 Aug

Woodstock has a vast network of walking and hiking trails in a small area ; trails and sidewalks that connect Mount Tom, Mount Peg, and other conserved lands within the heart of Woodstock Village.

In this context, the Woodstock Trails Partnership came together in 2004 as a coalition of local, state and federal organizations and agencies to enhance the awareness, preservation and ultimately use of the network of trails in Woodstock. Most of these wonderful places are here as part of Woodstock because the original stewards of these lands were committed to making these lands accessible to the public for outdoor recreational pursuits

The existing system and potential new links represent over 30 miles of trail around the Village including Faulkner Trust and Billings Park Commission lands at Mount Peg and Mount Tom , Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park trails, the King Farm, and the village sidewalk system.
Late Summer and Fall are the perfect times to enjoy the walks.

CALVIN COOLIDGE -a visit worthwhile.

21 Aug

The Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation, Inc. was established in 1960 by a group of Coolidge enthusiasts including John Coolidge, the son of President and Mrs. Coolidge; Franklin S. Billings, Jr., Chief Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court; Edward Connery Lathem, Dartmouth College Librarian and Dean of the Libraries and distinguished author; Vrest Orton; Consuelo Northrup Bailey; Deane C. Davis and other such luminaries of the period. The Foundation was formed in part to redress the fact that there is no federally funded presidential library for Calvin Coolidge, our 30th U.S. President. John F. Kennedy, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Herbert Hoover, and Jacqueline B. Kennedy are among the many Sponsors and National Advisory Board members over the last 50 years. The Foundation preserves the Coolidge’s legacy, and provides primary and interpretive information through a Website and by request, to teachers and students, scholars, the media and the general public. The Coolidge Foundation owns and maintains its offices in the President Calvin Coolidge Museum and Education Center in Plymouth Notch, (Box 97) Vermont, 05056.


21 Aug


Starting in Woodstock, take Route 12 North out of town, past Billings Farm & Museum and the Marsh Billings National Park. Continue north through Barnard past Silver Lake to the junctions of Routes 12 and 107. Turn on Route 107 West towards the Green Mountains, through Gaysville to the junction of Routes 107 and 100. Take Route 100 South through Pittsfield towards Killington. The Green Mountain National Forest is on your right (to the west).

At the junction of Routes 100 and 4 turn left on Route 4 East. After 6 miles, in West Bridgewater, turn right and you are back on Route 100 South. Route 100 may be the prettiest drive in all of Vermont.

In five miles you will reach the junction with Route 100A on your left. Plymouth, and the Calvin Coolidge birthplace, is a short one mile side trip up 100A, and is worth a visit if you have the time, but figure on a couple hours to see it.

Continue your foliage tour on 100 South through Tyson, past Okemo Mountain Ski Resort, and into the town of Ludlow. In Ludlow you will want to turn right onto Route 131 East, towards Proctorsville.

Take 131 East through Proctorsville, Cavendish (former home to Alexander Solzenitchen), to Downers Corners. At the junction of Routes 131 and 106, turn left on Route 106 North. Travel north through Felchville, Reading, Hammondsville and South Woodstock (checkout the fabulous Kedron Valley Inn directly in front of you as the road bears to the right as you pass through the village). Continue north five miles. The Woodstock Country Club will be on your right as you re-enter the village of Woodstock.


21 Aug


Discover the beautiful home, studios and gardens of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, one of America’s greatest sculptors. Over 100 of his artworks can be seen in the galleries, from heroic public monuments to expressive portrait reliefs, and the gold coins which changed the look of American coinage. Enjoy summer concerts, explore nature trails, or indulge your hidden talents during a sculpture class.


20 Aug

Green Pastures and Green Mountains

Walk through one of Vermont’s most beautiful landscapes, under the shade of sugar maples and 400-year-old hemlocks, across covered bridges and alongside rambling stone walls. This is a landscape of loss, recovery, and conservation. This is a story of stewardship, of people taking care of places – sharing an enduring connection to land and a sense of hope for the future. Visit  Billings Farm and Museum.

Just a short walk from the Charleston House.